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Hot Rods Finally Got it Chopped!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Duke, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Duke
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    AFD23C5A-5757-47EB-A1C8-524089813398.jpeg 7B702929-DE55-4C40-BF05-214AD9CF893D.jpeg 47843613-EC51-40A0-9077-5DD49041F314.jpeg A55D5D08-7449-4D46-888F-1FFA1CE3181F.jpeg 727E06FC-4136-423D-B9D9-60751E9921B5.jpeg C52C78AA-4156-4091-9FD9-92EA42AB9297.jpeg 7C1DA29B-0741-4E81-B6C2-60813AF9C2D1.jpeg 90477618-5FCD-4A6B-93A9-72D4C34839FE.jpeg 829040B5-DD69-4B78-B51C-D8B04296CBDB.jpeg D86B5479-48DD-4E4C-9F32-0AE1DD0FD03A.jpeg 2F6D2652-ED0F-4A4E-B7C7-67F52D7DC212.jpeg I have a build thread somewhere. I have been working on this car for years. My friend Mike came over and we had it chopped in the weekend. Lots of grinding left to do. It is a 3” chop with 1 1/4” taken out below the rear window. We used hose clamps on the posts as cut guides and it worked really well. Kept the cuts low in the back corners. I am really happy with the results, thanks Mike! Sorry about the picture order.
     
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  2. chaddilac
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  3. Belligerence
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    Very nice work


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  4. 392
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    Good job. Looks right.
     
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  5. Stogy
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    Tuesdays off to "A" great start...nice lil Hotrod shaping up there.
     
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  6. milo1303s
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    yeah looks like 20000000 other chopped model a's
     
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  7. brady1929
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    Looks great
     
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  8. Duke
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    Thanks, it looks way more proportional to me now.
     
  9. Duke! It looks great man! Perfectly proportioned.
     
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  10. 29StudeDude
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    Well, at least it's not a Volkswagon......
     
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  11. Looks good, the decision to chop is often complicated by anxiety of the unknown, nice amount of chop too.
     
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  12. scrap metal 48
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    Looks good.. 28/29's need to be chopped in my opinion because they are about an inch taller in the window area then 30/31's...
     
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  13. bct
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    Beauty. You guys work quick
     
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  14. deathrowdave
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    Super nice work , congrats . You have done well , Henry and Edsel would be fighting again over , “ Let’s make money with it or No we would have to retool “ discussion .
     
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  15. Lono
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    Wow, big changes and that' a great chop. Not too much...perfect.
     
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  16. Corn Fed
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    I like how you took some out from below the rear window. I did that on my 29 coupe too. They need that to make the window not look too high.
     
  17. Duke
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    Thanks guys. It is all welded now and I have started on the grinding.
    Corn Fed- I read an old post where you mentioned that and figured that is what it needed to look right.
     
  18. Corn Fed
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    Hah thats funny. I guess my tastes never change. Im really warped on 29 coupes and yours is lookin' good. Keep posting your progress.
     
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  19. Doc.
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    Looks great.
     
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  20. Fitnessguy
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  21. ss34coupe
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    Great work, Dustin! The proportion is just right. How is the 34 coming?
     
  22. Duke
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    Trying not to touch the 34 until I get this A done. I have played a bit with adapting the olds to the ford 3 speed. Been selling a few parts to get a brake kit from the v8 garage.
     
  23. Duke
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    Updates-
    Fuel cell in
    Deck lid reskined
    Used a 65 mustang skin for a filler panel that will be covered to look like an insert
    Added and fixed a hood
    Chopped all wood
    Chopped moldings
    Started adding a little filler
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  24. Duke
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    What looks like under the skim of filler
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  25. junkman8888
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    You did good, the car looks "better" than stock, not just "chopped".
     
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  26. motoandy
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    Long winters make for sweet hot rods. Nice chop.
     
  27. Duke
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    Thanks guys. Yes, winter is hot rod building time!
     
  28. I love a fenderd, Chopped Coupe. Sedans i prefer unchopped. Looks great.
     
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  29. goldmountain
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    Just looked at the picture with the garage door open and thought - Canada. Can relate, only too well.
     
  30. Tim
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    Looks fantastic
     

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